The overlap between offending trajectories, criminal violence, and intimate partner violence

Alex R. Piquero, Delphine Theobald, David P. Farrington

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Abstract

This article investigates the overlap between offending trajectories, criminal violence, and intimate partner violence (IPV) and the factors associated with these behaviors. Knowledge on these questions is relevant to theory and policy. For the former, this article considers the extent to which specific theories are needed for understanding crime, criminal violence, and/or IPV, whereas for the latter, it may suggest specific offense- and offender-based policies. We use data from the Cambridge Study in Delinquent Development that traces the offending, criminal violence, and IPV of males to age 50. Findings show that there is significant overlap between criminal violence and IPV, high-rate offending trajectories have increased odds of criminal violence and IPV, and early childhood risk factors have no additional effect on criminal violence and IPV in adulthood over and above the offending trajectories.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)286-302
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology
Volume58
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • intimate partner violence
  • longitudinal
  • offending trajectories
  • violence

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